Hi everyone! I have a question about substituting yarn and converting a pattern to your own gauge. I have been looking through past messages about gauging but have not seen this one yet.
I want to make a bolero. I like this one…
It calls for
GAUGE: 15 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in St st
I would like to use a suede yarn that I have acquired a few balls of. My gauge is more like 11 or 12 sts = 4’; 18 or19 rows=4’ in St st
I might be able to go down one size needle, but I don’t want to get much smaller as the suede is kind of bulky and starts to loose it’s snuggle-ability when the stitches are to tight.
Can this type of conversion be done, …or should I just try and make a shrug?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!